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SOLENT HANDBOOK & DIRECTORY 2012-13

INTRODUCTION

Introduction Welcome to the second edition of the Solent Handbook & Directory which is full of information for locals, as well as for visitors and holidaymakers to the Solent area, whether racing or cruising, under power or sail. TKZ Media Ltd launched the first Solent Handbook in 2011 to wide acclaim from advertisers, readers, and distributors alike. The Handbook production team would like to thank everyone for their positive feedback.

Photo: Peter Mumford - Beken of Cowes

New additions for 2012 include an interesting section on 'Solent Cruising', written by Cowes-based sailor and author Steve Sleight, plus an intriguing 'Celestial View of the Solent' by ocean sailor and master of celestial navigation, Peter "Stokey" Woodall. This year we've also introduced 'Ventnor Haven', Isle of Wight to the 'Solent Ports & Harbours' section. Entering Ventnor Haven can be quite a navigational exercise, but, despite the difficulties, on a clear, calm day it is a lovely run round from the Solent with a beautiful seaside town waiting to be discovered. The summer of 2012 will bring, we hope, golden opportunities for the British Sailing Team when the Olympic Sailing Competition takes place from 29 July to 12 August, hosted at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in Dorset. We wish everyone in Skandia Team GBR the very best of British luck as they compete on home waters in the 10 Olympic classes. We'd like to thank all our advertisers for their continued support, and we'd like to ask you to let advertisers know that you've seen their adverts in the Solent Handbook. Finally, don't forget to make regular visits to our online sister publication www.SolentHandbook.com where sailors and boaters can keep in touch with everything that's happening in the Solent and indeed around the world. We hope you enjoy this Handbook, and above all - have a great season on and off the water! Louisa Mamakou Editor

Published by TKZ Media Ltd Editor, Production Manager, Advertising Sales Louisa Mamakou Editorial Assistant Trish Evans Head of Sales Guy Barkley-Smith Art & Design Peekaboo Design

Managing Director Andy Kinnaird Contact: TKZ Media Ltd t: +44(0)1983 245505 e: editor@theknowledgezone.net w: www.SolentHandbook.com Š 2012 TKZ Media Ltd

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CONTENTS

Contents COLOuR KEy

Welcome to the Solent - Dee Caffari MBE Solent yacht Clubs

PAGE

4-5 6-13

Solent Racing

14-21

Solent Cruising

22-27

Weather

28-31

A Celestial View of the Solent

32-35

Safety Afloat

36-39

Solent Events Diary

40-51

Solent Events Calendar

52-57

Solent Ports & Harbours

58

useful Contacts

59

yarmouth Harbour

62-63

Newtown Harbour

64-65

Cowes & River Medina

66-73

Wootton Creek

74-75

Ryde Harbour

76-77

Bembridge Harbour

78-79

Ventnor Haven

80-82

Keyhaven

83

Lymington Harbour

84-86

Beaulieu River

87-88

Southampton Water

89-95

River Hamble & Warsash

96-99

Portsmouth & Gosport Port Solent Fareham

100-105 106 107

Langstone Harbour

108-109

Chichester Harbour

110-112

Solent Directory Index Solent Directory

114 116-136

Cowes Tide Tables

138-145

Portsmouth Tide Tables

146-153

Advertisers’ Index

154-157

Acknowledgements

158

Solent Location Map

Pull out inside back cover

Sebago Racing Marks Map

Pull out inside back cover

Photo: Rick Tomlinson

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